Let’s face it, beyond the actual football club, what do we actually know about Sunderland? Is there anything there to visit? Well Good To See is here to tell you that you might be surprised.
The National Glass Centre (was it The Sun’s Andy Dillon who re-christened it The Museum of Pane?) is the country’s premier attraction supporting the research, teaching, production, exhibition and enjoyment of contemporary glass!
The Sunderland Empire has a steady flow of West End shows including Shrek, Jersey Boys, Rocky Horror Show and Thriller Live PLUS one night stands from acts like Paddy McGuinness, The Illegal Eagles and The Chicago Blues Brothers.
And at Sunderland Museum you can discover the history of the city from its prehistoric past to the present day – will jokes please form an orderly queue to the right!
The Great Outdoors
But it is outdoors that Sunderland, rather surprisingly excels. It is a seaside town and, although unlike Bournemouth you may want to keep your clothes on, that means there are tonnes of things to do – from exploring the coastline by foot or by bike to haring round Karting North East‘s huge karting circuits – one of the larget in the UK with 4×4 off road driving experiences and the fastest hire off-road rage buggies in the UK.
There are also a massive range of parks nearby including Barnes Park, Herrington Country Park, Down at the Farm, Washington Wetland Centre and Hetton Lyons Country Park where national cycle routes weave between fishing lakes, sporting lakes and football pitches
And you are also not too far from Diggerland in Durham! Well if you are up there anyway!
If you want to bring your family up to stay the night, check out the Sunderland Marriott hotel where 2 adults and 2 kids can stay for one night for £119 inc,luding bed and breakfast
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